& author

Writing for print
and digital media

About me

My name is Amy and I love words. I think the feeling's mutual. We've had our highs and lows (who doesn't?), but there's no denying we make a great team. Our relationship has given me a leg-up to become an experienced published author, editor and writer, creating quality copy for print and digital media. With excellent people skills and confidence working under pressure and to tight deadlines, my work includes writing commercial fiction novels, editing monthly magazines and writing compelling features and content for magazines, newspapers, websites and brands.

A creative and versatile writer and editor, I have experience of manage-editing publications as well as writing on a wide variety of subjects. Here's a handful of projects I’ve enjoyed working on.

I was delighted to launch Reclaim magazine, a 132-page glossy, monthly, interiors magazine in 2016. I manage-edited the magazine for 16 issues and continue to freelance as Reclaim’s contributing editor. Reclaim is on sale nationwide and is published by Tailor Made Publishing Ltd.

See examples of my work: Reclaim.pdf

Vegan Living
I oversaw the launch, planning, editorial, design, production, social media and budget of this 100-page monthly food magazine for 21 issues. I continue to contribute to the magazine, writing various sections. Published by Select Publisher Services.

See examples of my work: Vegan Living.pdf

For BH Publications, it was a pleasure to edit Skibo magazine. From flat-planning and writing features, to editing contributors' copy and proof-reading, the annual in-house magazine of Skibo Castle was successfully completed to deadline.

See examples of my work: Skibo.pdf

New Forest Exclusive
An exclusive lifestyle magazine, published by BH Publications, I interviewed fascinating people, researched and wrote features for the magazine, edited copy and held responsibility as editor.

See examples of my work: New Forest Exclusive.pdf

My Perfect Garden
A brilliant adventure, having the freedom to create and edit a gardening magazine, as part of the Your Perfect series. Published by Uncooked Media, I commissioned expert gardening writers to produce features for a commercial magazine. It was sold in WHSmiths and Waitrose.

Weddings in the South
I contributed various features, including real-life interviews with brides, edited copy and proof-read the magazine, published by IGP Media and We Are 778.

Further Afield
I wrote content for Further Afield, a luxury travel website specialising in gay-friendly accommodation all over the world. From editing property reviews and destination content, to creating e-newsletters, the website has been commended by the national press.

I was delighted to work on a PR project to create press releases, put together a press database and contact key media to help gain press coverage for the WWF's Green Ambassador Awards campaign.

Pick Me Up
I previously edited the Pick Me Up website, published by IPC Media, uploading content and images using a CMS, ensuring the content was search engine.

The following titles are a selection of national publications and organisations I've freelanced for. For some of these titles I've previously been employed as a Senior Writer, Deputy Editor, Online Editor or Section Editor. For the NGOs, I worked in the press team.

My novels are published by Bookouture (and previously by Pan Macmillan) and several titles have been translated into different languages. My first novel, A Girls' Guide To Homemaking was a bestseller in Italy and winner of the Baccante Prize for fiction. Italian Vanity Fair described it as: 'A magic formula'.

For freelance work enquiries or for a full CV, please email me at abratley@gmail.com or telephone on 07980 016074

Agent is Veronique Baxter, David Higham Associates, 7th Floor, Waverley House, 7 - 12 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GQ. Switchboard: 020 7434 5900